|Enewsletter • July 28, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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Notes from Our Members
Our event went really well! A
few friends and I ended up passing out the whole
lot of booklets in four days.
While strolling in Chicago,
I accepted a booklet from one of your volunteers.
Now I’m determined to go vegan!
Good leafleting while
people waited for the Memorial Day Parade. When
the parade ended I gave a leaflet to Miss Maine
USA and to Miss Maine Teen USA.
Wednesday was a nice sunny day
at Cabrillo College. I was well
received and had pleasant conversations. A number
of people exclaimed that they would read the
brochure / check it out. One guy had a really
cool shirt, so I asked him about it. We chatted
for a second and he said he had gotten a leaflet
earlier and is vegan and has been for six years.
If I hadn’t said anything, I never would
have found this out. Makes you wonder how many
silent vegans / vegetarians are walking around
out there right now.
A great showing for
the first ever Toronto Veggie Pride Parade today!
A number of us handed out VO booklets to the
many onlookers (example at right).
Productive weekend leafleting the
young people in the French Quarter for the long
weekend. Got good feedback; e.g., one group
of four teenagers began looking at the Compassionate
Choices and discussing it right in front
of me, one of the girls saying, “See? That's
what they do to them!” Another girl from
the group told me that she had tried to be a
vegetarian once; we had a good conversation,
and she also got a Guide.
Outreach for Animals Week was
a huge success, as we recruited five new leafleters
and reached seven new schools. All ten public
high schools in Portland have been leafleted
this year now, and we’re going to expand to
other school districts.
outreach at Ohio State, where
Joe (Espinosa) and I reached nearly 1,000 students.
Lots of ag students were very worked up, saying
we are destroying their business. We did our
best to keep it on topic with how our choices
can prevent suffering and not get too tied up
with these students, since lots of other students
there seemed open to rejecting animal abuse.
John Oberg and I had
great success leafleting the Phoenix Immigration
March. The acceptance rate was very high; many
people even came over to get one! I met many
vegetarians and vegans, especially many Hispanic
vegetarians, which I was very glad to see. One
woman stopped briefly to chat, and is really
ready to make a change. I also ran into a group
of Vegan Outreach supporters from a nearby town!
I was really happy with this event because it
was by far our best outreach to the Hispanic